Middle Of The Night Ramblings
This has been a night that sleep was very elusive. I found my pain had jacked up so high that nothing was helping. I found that none of the normal things I did was helping… I use medicine, massage, heat/cold, meditation, distraction, music, movies, wrapping my legs, cranking the bed into different positions and yet none of it was denting the pain. I could not figure out why.
I got up and would wander to the kitchen trying to be very quiet with those forearm crutches so as to not disturb Jack or son. And I would glance out the back door to see if the snow had arrived. Ten, eleven, twelve o’clock came and went and no snow. And it did not hit me that this was the cause of my pain. If you have never paid attention to barometric pressure of the atmosphere…and pain..it does affect it.
So, I started reading blogs trying to distract myself. I was so exhausted from the weatherization man’s visit and son and I having to pull the shrink-wrap off the windows and the insulation styrofoam sheet out and then put it back up when he was done and I wanted to sleep so badly. It was not until about an hour ago that I realized that my pain had finally come down a notch. Instead of screaming and shrieking, it was just yelling a little. And I thought ..hmmm wonder why? So, I made a last wobble to the kitchen and glanced out the door…and lo and behold…winter wonderland is out there. The ground is white and the snow is falling beautifully.
And I knew the storm front had finally settled in and the barometric pressure had leveled out and that is why my pain had eased off some. I have been through this many times before and learned how much the barometric pressure affected my pain back east when we lived in hurricane land. I don’t know the solution. I just know it does. It makes it scream and you can be so exhausted that you doze off and it will snap you back to reality like a pulled rubber band snaps.
So now, I feel my eyes drooping. It is almost 5AM an I am going to take advantage of the drop in pain. and see if I can sleep. And when I wake up, I hope I see two feet of snow. 🙂
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